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Ensign to Run Again in 2012

A sexual affair isn’t quite the liability it used to be: Senator John Ensign of Nevada told the Las Vegas Sun that he plans to seek reelection in 2012 despite his having had an affair with a staffer at his office and reports that his parents’ paid off his mistress’s family. “I fully plan on running for reelection,” Ensign said on Monday. “I’m going to work to earn their respect back.” Ensign says he has received calls and emails from Nevada and Washington encouraging him to run for reelection.